Regional Exhibits circa Colorado and the West

2016 Kaiser Permanente Masks Exhibition at FCMoA

2016 Kaiser Permanente Masks Exhibition

Fort Collins Museum of Art

April 1 - May 6, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 1st from 5-9pm
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Sandy Arvidson, Untitled

The Fort Collins Museum of Art’s 12th annual Masks exhibition and silent auction will be held from April 1st to May 6th, 2016. Since 2003, the Masks Project has attracted both professional artists, whose creativity is their economic main stay and recreational artists, who respond to their need to express their creativeness in ingenious styles. The result is an exhibition of 200 pieces of unconventional art, the celebratory Masks Grand Gala on April 22, 2016, and a tribute to the 2016 Honorary Chair, Michael Powers.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Steamorphics at Royal Contemporary

Dave Duros (aka Dr Orphic): Steamorphics

Royal Contemporary

April 8 - May 28, 2016

  • Steampunk & Wine opening reception: Saturday, April 9 from 5-8pm
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Nautilus Electric Window Mixed media, 19” x 21” x 26"

Experience a magical world of Steamorphics, a Steampunk Carnival of Wondrous Time Machines, Air Ships, Paranormal Devices, Alien Artifacts, and other mysterious contrivances. Take a journey into a Victorian alternate future, and into the mind of Time Traveler and Mad Scientist Dr Orphic, where imagination knows no boundaries. Some are beautiful, some are haunting, but you're sure to find them all captivating!

Royal Contemporary
120 E. Main St.
Florence, CO 81226
Thu-Sun: 11am-5pm
http://www.royalcontemporary.com

 

Mirada: Roger Hayden Johnson: first LIGHT

Roger Hayden Johnson: first LIGHT

Mirada Fine Art

March 19 – April 10, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 18th from 6-9pm
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Roger Hayden Johnson at Mirada Fine Art, 'Crystal Morning,' Original Oil on Canvas, 24" x 28"

The vibrant colors of sunlight at dawn and dusk inspire the palette of internationally-acclaimed artist Roger Hayden Johnson. Whether traveling the backroads of Colorado and the Southwest or exploring quaint fishing harbors of Europe, he is continuously struck by the glorious light in fleeting moments immediately after sunrise or before sundown. Johnson strives to capture not only the hue of those scenes, but also the inherent tranquility. Mr. Johnson opens Mirada Fine Art's 2016 exhibition season with 'First Light.'

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

The Center for Fine Art Photography: Simply

Simply

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

February 26 - March 26, 2016

  • Public Reception: Friday March 4th, 2016 from 6-9 pm (artist talk at 5pm)
  • Juror: David J. Carol
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Image by Gregory Costanzo
 
Simply 2016 is an exhibition highlighting artists’ ability to capture the everyday in an extraordinary way. Artists from around the world are being showcased in this exhibition, juried by David J. Carol. This photography exhibition offers the chance to slow down and appreciate the beauty in simplicity. Artist Pamela Joye captured striking reflected light in a particularly atmospheric manner in Mirror Fountain. Her cheerful, energetic subjects continue with their lives unbeknownst of the beauty in the details of their play. Phillippa Stannard uses composition and perspective to bring the viewer into the shot. Others artists use heavy color saturation to stop the viewer in their tracks such as Andrew Miller’s piece, Park Fountain. Shaking the life into the commonplace, the artists have taken mundane visuals and elevated them to entice and inspire. Join us in exploring this spectacular expression of ordinary turned extraordinary in the Main Gallery until March 26th, 2016. Always free, public welcome.

Featured Artists: Meredith Abenaim, Manuel Armenis, Mark Astrom, David Bennett, Steven Bollman, Melissa Breyer, Marie Bush, Michael Carlebach, Patrick Cobb, Gregory Costanzo, Sally Davies, Debra Davis, Emma Dobbs, Holly Donovan, Philip Drucker, Dorothy Glenn, Marcia Glover, James Graves, Suzy Halpin, Matthew Johnson, Pamela Joye, Chip Kahn, Susan Keiser, John Kobeck, Robert Larson, Marcia Mahoney, Michael McAllister, Angie McMonigal, Andrew Miller, Shin Noguchi, Jeff Phillips, Robert Renfrow, Lisa Rigazio, Debora Schwedhelm, Joseph Stanek, Phillipa Stannard, Michael Sullivan, Preston Utley, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Lauren Welles, Terry Wild, and Casie Zalud.

About C4FAP

Since 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography has been a preeminent supporter of photography. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, C4FAP is supported globally with donations, grants, and memberships. Based in Fort Collins, CO, the Center for Fine Art Photography offers three public galleries with 20+ exhibitions yearly, classes, and online exhibitions that give photographers and photography enthusiasts from all over the world an opportunity to engage with the Center and it’s community. For more information about C4FAP, including information on workshops, membership, becoming a donor and exhibitions, please visit the website at c4fap.org.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
https://www.pinterest.com/NonProfitC4FAP
https://www.facebook.com/C4FAP
http://c4fap.org

 

Liz Larner at the Aspen Art Museum

Liz Larner

Aspen Art Museum

February 26 - June 6, 2016

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Liz Larner, ii (inflexion), 2013-15, Ceramic, epoxy, pigment
Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles

The Aspen Art Museum (AAM) is pleased to present the first exhibition to examine the ceramic practice of Los Angeles–based sculptor Liz Larner. Curated by Heidi Zuckerman, AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, the exhibition continues the museum’s yearlong presentation of Larner’s work, showcasing the artist’s investigation into the possibilities and poetics of sculpture.

Since 1988, Larner has been committed to exploring both the physical qualities and suggestive power of objects. Her work can be transformative based on the time of the day, season, or circumstance, in effect engaging viewers intellectually as well as emotionally. In addition, her ever-evolving language of abstract forms—made from diverse, often organic materials and typically comprised of contours rather than solid planes—is substantial, refined, and experimental in equal measure.

Rising to prominence in the 1990s for her metallic sculptures referencing technology, the artist's ceramics evoke the natural world using rich colors and tactile surfaces. The works also share a connection to the state because stones were sourced from Colorado.

In addition, Larner will be part of a presentation starting in March where only solo exhibitions by women will be shown in the museum. including Mickalene Thomas, Judith Scott, Rachel Rose, Lynda Begalis. While this past year has been an unprecedented display of female artists in museums across the globe—multimedia artist Diana Thater showing the largest exhibition at LACMA while concurrently showing at the AAM is just one example—these forthcoming exhibitions demonstrate the museum's continued dedication to diverse artists and multidisciplinary practices.

Aspen Art Museum
637 East Hyman Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.8050
http://www.aspenartmuseum.org

 

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2 Month of Printmaking Exhibitions at GOCA121

Inhabiting with Mary Hood & Marilee Salvator

The Map(ing) Project featuring 21 Native American and indigenous artists

GOCA121 (121 S. Tejon St in Colorado Springs)

February 5 - March 19, 2016

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Mary Hood, Proceeding with Caution, 20 x 24 x 2”, laser cut/engraved collage on vellum with watercolor and LED lights, 2013

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art announces the opening of two new exhibitions on Friday, February 5: Inhabiting with Mary Hood & Marilee Salvator and The Map(ing) Project featuring 21 Native American and indigenous artists. Both exhibitions are part of Mo'Print 2016 (Month of Printmaking), a state-wide biennial celebration of printmaking. Programs connected to the exhibit include an artist residency, artist lectures and a two-day symposium, Indigenous Ways of Being, in collaboration with the Women's & Ethnic Studies (WEST) program at UCCS.

A gallery talk with artist and Map(ing) Project creator Mary Hood will take place at 5 pm followed immediately by a reception until 9 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

The exhibits will be open to the public through March 19, 2016. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or by appointment.

GOCA121 is located at 121 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, in the Plaza of the Rockies, south tower.

 

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Jenene Nagy: Disappear Here at GOCA

Jenene Nagy: Disappear Here

GOCA at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

January 29 - March 12, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 29th from 5-8pm; Artist Talk with Jenene Nagy at 5pm
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The Crystal Land - acrylic, Mylar, mirrored Plexiglas, wood - 2014

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art announces the opening of GOCA’s new exhibit ‘disappear here’ by Los Angeles-based artist Jenene Nagy on January 29 at the campus GOCA1420 gallery, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or by appointment.

An artist talk with Jenene Nagy will take place at 5 pm followed immediately by a reception for the artist until 8 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. Free parking will be available throughout campus for this event.

About the Exhibit

Jenene Nagy frequently works on monumental scale and employs familiar materials sourced from the built environment – drywall, 2x4’s, housepaint, and plexiglass – to theatrically transform interior space. Her architectural “interventions” appear as deconstructed paintings in space, and simultaneously deconstructed interior space itself. Floors are raised, walls are taken apart, painted color is chaotic and unifying – artifice but with honesty about materials and the labor involved. Through her installations, Nagy involves viewers in dialogue with manipulated interiors, spotlighting a negotiation between the individual and surrounding architecture that is often overlooked. Jenene Nagy is in residence at GOCA during the month of January working alongside UCCS students to realize a site-specific monumental installation in our 2,800 square foot campus GOCA1420 space.

About the Artist

Jenene Nagy is a visual artist living and working in Southern California. She received her BFA from the University of Arizona in 1998 and her MFA from the University of Oregon in 2004. Nagy’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Portland Art Museum, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin, Germany, and Dam Stuhltrager in NY, among others. She has received grants from the NY Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Ford Family Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and the Oregon Arts Commission. Her work was named by the Huffington Post as one of the Northwest’s Top Ten Exhibition Picks of 2010. Along with a rigorous studio practice, Nagy is one half of the curatorial team TILT Export:, an independent art initiative with no fixed location, working in partnership with a variety of venues to produce exhibitions. From 2010-11 she was the Curator-in-Residence for Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ARTPAPERS. Nagy’s work is represented by PDX Contemporary Art and Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, Colorado.

GOCA is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. By featuring world-class artists, hosting artist and expert talks, and offering meaningful events, GOCA engages UCCS students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak Region community members in contemporary culture and life. GOCA is a contemporary arts organization with two galleries, one founded on the UCCS campus in 1981 and a satellite downtown location that opened in 2010 in the Plaza of the Rockies building.

 

Firehouse Art Center: Julie Comnick

Julie Comnick: Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra

Firehouse Art Center

January 27 - February 28, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 12 from 6-9 PM
  • Artist Talk & Violin Performance: Sunday, February 28 at 3 PM
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Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra is a painting and video project which explores the gradual dissolution of culture in contemporary society through the symbolic ruin of a personal and cultural icon, the violin. Using the violin as a metaphor, Comnick intends to raise questions about the relationship between increasing technology and diminishing cultural heritage. The audience is invited to consider what makes the instrument precious in his or her own experience, and the impact of its loss.

“We are all haunted by our unrealized pursuits, and anxiety is the material of our collective nightmares. I am interested in iconography as a social construct, and the images that endure in our collective memory. How does personal observation inform common experience? How are images tied to memory and social consciousness? And what is the role of pictorial representation in visual culture?”

“For a period of nine months I solicited violins beyond repair from instrument shops nationwide. After collecting nearly one hundred violins, I piled them in a mountaintop clearing and burned them at dusk. Observing the site from six o’clock p.m. to six o’clock a.m., the documentation of the event is the source material for the series of large-scale paintings that depict the pile of violins in various phases of ruin: at sunset, illuminated by the lowering sun; at nightfall, in stages of burning; and at dawn, the charred remains. A video accompanies the paintings, documenting the pile from sunset to sunrise.”

Julie Comnick’s paintings and drawings engage the pictorial languages of representation and narration to pose questions about social circumstances and practices. Her exhibition record includes solo shows nationally at contemporary venues including Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa AZ; Space Gallery, Denver, CO; The Gallery at Flashpoint, Washington, DC; Zg Gallery, Chicago IL; and Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT; group exhibitions internationally; and reviews in prominent publications including the Washington Post, Chicago Sun Times, and Dialogue Magazine. Her work has been supported by grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Julie lives in Prescott, Arizona, where she holds the position of Studio Arts Faculty in the Arts & Letters department at Prescott College, teaching interdisciplinary courses in painting, drawing, art theory and public art. She received an MFA in Painting from Montana State University and a BA from The Evergreen State College.

http://www.juliecomnick.com

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
303.651.2787
http://firehouseart.org

Natural Shift at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Natural Shift

Fort Collins Museum of Art

January 22 - March 20, 2016

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Rachel Stevens, Gust, 2010, steel, fabric

The Fort Collins Museum of Art invites you to step into the beautiful world of Natural Shift. Opening Friday, January 22, this group sculpture exhibition gathers together four artists from around the country to explore nature, change and adaption through varied and unique sculpture. Artists include: Leigh Taylor Mickelson (Ossining, NY), Jerry Monteith (Carbondale, IL), Charlotte Nichols (Fort Collins, CO) & Rachel Stevens (Las Cruces, NM). From steel to copper, wood and clay, these four contemporary artists present a look at nature that is full of hidden beauty, resilience and adjustment. The exhibition is on display at the Fort Collins Museum of Art through March 20, 2016 and features more than 25 original sculptures, a Guide by Cell audio tour of select artworks in the exhibition and kidfriendly labels and activities so the entire family can have fun in the exhibition.

Be sure to visit our new ART.EDU.OSITY hands-on education center during this exhibition as we will have new art projects, workshops and interactive activities for all age groups where you can learn about nature and form through the artwork in Natural Shift. This exhibition is partially sponsored by the Eastham Family, City of Fort Collins, Coloradoan and KRFC.

About The Fort Collins Museum of Art

The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $5.00 for adults; $4.00 for students with ID and seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 7-18. Children 6 and under and museum members are always free. For more information, visit www.ftcma.org or connect with the Museum on Facebook. The mission of the Fort Collins Museum of Art is to engage our community in cultural experiences that promote an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts. To offer our audiences the highest-quality art experiences, the Fort Collins Museum of Art presents a diverse series of exhibitions, community events, publications, and educational programs for children and adults. The Fort Collins Museum of Art seeks to enrich the cultural life of the region and advance community understanding of the power of the visual arts to foster life-long learning, social interaction, and personal inquiry.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.482.2787
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Latino Expressions at Lincoln Center Fort Collins

Latino Expressions

Lincoln Center Art Gallery

January 15 - February 28, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 5–7 p.m.; Awards Judge, Carlos Fresquez, will make the Awards Announcements at 6 p.m.
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 Image by Carlos Fresquez

Eleven Colorado artists share their views into Latino culture, history and values with artworks in many different media. From beautifully carved Santos by Carlos Santistevan to a tongue-in-cheek video mash-up by Tony Ortega that calls out various stereotypes of Latino culture, the exhibit offers work in various media including drawing, fiber art, installations, painting, photograhy, printmaking, sculpture video, and more. In addition, Awards Judge Carlos Fresquez will be exhibiting a collection of his paintings, screen prints and other mixed media artworks in the Lobby Gallery (see image to left). On view through February 27, the exhibit is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 6pm. Admission is always free. 

Lincoln Center
417 W. Magnolia
Fort Collins, CO 80521
970.221.6735
http://www.lctix.com/exhibitions

 

Illuminated at the Center for Fine Art Photography

Illuminated

The Center for Fine Art Photography

December 4, 2015 - January 16, 2016

  • Public Artist Talk: Friday December 4th, 5-6pm; Reception from 6-9pm
  • Juror: Elizabeth Avedon
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Slide & Clouds by Brenda Biondo

The act of illumination, since it’s introduction in the 15th century, has influenced our way of seeing and subsequently the world throughout the ages; and so, keeping the definition of ILLUMINATE posted on my computer screen, I set out on an adventure to journey through the fine work submitted along this theme to The Center for Fine Art Photography. There were many images documenting the real world, others imagining a world far away from this one, inspiring us to imagine places we have never been, or situations we’ve never experienced before this visual moment. -Juror Elizabeth Avedon for C4FAP

Featuring Artists: John Banasiak, Sheri Lynn Behr, Brenda Biondo, Eleanor M. Brown, Shannon Bruns, Emiliano Cavicchi, Robert Cleveland, Anastasia Davis, Stefanie Dworkin, Carol Erb, Millie Falcaro, Diane Fenster, Xill Fessenden, Dan Gemkow, Terri Gold, Marsha Guggenheim, Susan Guice, Ellen Jantzen, Leslie Jean-Bart, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Priscilla Kanady, Devaprasad Kantharaj, Susan Keiser, Paul Kessel, Karen Kirkpatrick, Karen Klinedinst, David Kressler, Melissa Lazuka, Vanessa Marsh, Kevin Mellis, Rebecca Moseman, Filippo Mutani, Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer, Judit Pap, George Pellissier, Donna Rosser, Maureen Ruddy-Burkhart, Erik Rudolph, Wendi Schneider, Aoife Shanahan, Monica Shulman, Jay Spilker, Ayumi Tanaka, Ron A. Testa, Kathryn Van Aernum, Andre Viking, DB Waltrip, Guanyu Xu, Antonio Ysursa, Yelena Zhavoronkova, David Zlotky and Frank Zurey.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

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Evergreen Fine Art: Sixth Annual Miniature Masterpieces

Sixth Annual Miniature Masterpieces

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery

November 20 - December 5, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 20 from 5-8pm
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David Santillanes, "Memories of the Fremont; Study", Oil, 9x12

A world of small wonders lies in store as Evergreen Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden prepares to unveil its sixth annual Miniature Masterpieces exhibition on Nov. 20. This year’s much-anticipated celebration of scale will feature works by 50 large talents presented in delightfully diminutive dimensions. Miniature Masterpieces offers not only a rare opportunity to marvel at the patience, concentration and immense skill needed to render a universe of beauty in less than 120 square inches, the invitational event will also afford art collectors of every caliber the opportunity to add some very prominent signatures to their personal gallery at more modest prices.

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery
3042 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
303.679.3610
http://www.evergreenfineart.com 

 

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Bob Coonts at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Bob Coonts: Art & Influence

Fort Collins Museum of Art

November 20, 2015 - January 10, 2016

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Bob Coonts, The Awakening, Collection of the Eastham Family

The Fort Collins Museum of Art invites you to step into the amazing color-filled world of Bob Coonts, the beloved Fort Collins artist. In addition to his artistic work, this exhibition celebrates his decades of teaching and service with a display of 20 artists and graphic designers that Bob has mentored and taught throughout his career.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Wednesday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday and Sunday noon – 5:00pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday
$5 adults, $4 students with valid id and adults 65 and over, $1 youth (7-18), Children 6 and under free
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Julia Klimova at Mirada Fine Art

Julia Klimova: new REALITIES

Mirada Fine Art

October 24 – November 15, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 23rd, 6-9pm
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Julia Klimova at Mirada Fine Art, ‘Blue Hills,’ Original Oil on Canvas, 30” x 60”

Utilizing vibrant oil to create texturally rich portraits, landscapes and still-lifes, Julia Klimova feels each of her paintings is a culmination of everything she has seen and felt. After studying Fine Arts in Russia and working as an interior designer, Julia moved to Toronto, Canada and fine art became her full time career. Seen in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur and American Art Collector, her pieces are avidly collected throughout Europe, the U.S. and Canada. 

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd., PO Box 85
Indian Hills, CO 80454
303.697.9006
Tuesday-Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
Closed Mondays
http://miradafineart.com

 

Evergreen Fine Art: Gary Kim

Gary Kim: In the Spirit

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery

October 3 - 31, 2015

  • Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 3, 2015, 2-5pm
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Gary Kim - Sky High 5, 48x60, oil

For nationally acclaimed oil painter Gary Kim, faithfully portraying a subject is only the beginning. Starting on Oct. 3, guests to his Evergreen Fine Art Gallery exhibit “In the Spirit” will quickly discover that Kim’s passion, and his gift, is revealing the secret heart and hidden vitality that pulses just beneath the surface of all Creation. “I hope guests can enjoy the outer beauty of my paintings,” says Kim, “and their inner beauty, as well.”

Possessing a bachelor’s degree in fine art and a master’s in advertising design, Kim left his native South Korea in 1999 and settled in New York, where he earned a master’s in art from Brooklyn’s prestigious Pratt Institute and soon became one of the Empire State’s most sought-after portrait artists. In 2011 he moved palette and easel south and west and began applying his perceptive eye and nimble brush to the Land of Enchantment.

“When I watched Western movies when I was a child, I gained the impression of the West as a beautiful, romantic and brave frontier,” Kim says. “Ever since I moved to Santa Fe, I couldn’t contain my curiosity about its spiritual culture and gratitude towards nature.”

Kim is perhaps best and justly renowned for his aspen trees. While many artists find inspiration in the West’s iconic softwood, few can match Kim’s breathtaking portrayals. Each leaf and limb, tree and grove, seems to quake on the canvas, and by his almost mystical command of color and value one might believe his paintings could cast sunlight into a darkened room. “I try to convey the light they give off in such a way that would make their souls wake.” “I want people to feel their hearts fluttering as they view my art.”

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery
3042 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
303.679.3610
http://www.evergreenfineart.com 

 

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Mirada Fine Art: Larisa Aukon

Larisa Aukon: Radiance

Mirada Fine Art

September 19 – October 11, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, September 19, 6-9pm
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Larisa Aukon at Mirada Fine Art - photo courtesy of the gallery

Over the last five years, Latvian-born artist Larisa Aukon has been busy accumulating accolades from the national and international art press. On September 19th, Ms. Aukon arrives at Mirada Fine Art gallery to unveil her latest collection of work, “RADIANCE.”

When Latvian-born artist Larisa Aukon arrived in the American Southwest, the explosion of color in the landscape literally took her breath away. A child prodigy, Larisa had been creating artwork since the time she could hold a brush, and our Rocky Mountain region inspired her to start imbuing the warm rich hues and endless panoramas of her adopted home into her work. Featured in American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Cowboys and Indians, and numerous other publications, the celebrated artist will not disappoint with her stunning new collection of natural and urban landscapes.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd., PO Box 85
Indian Hills, CO 80454
303.697.9006
Tuesday-Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
Closed Mondays
http://miradafineart.com

 

Norman Rockwell at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers

Fort Collins Museum of Art 

September 4 - November 1, 2015

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The Fort Collins Museum of Art invites you to step into the world of Norman Rockwell as the museum exhibits his beloved Saturday Evening Post covers. This traveling exhibition brings one of the most popular American artists of the past century to Fort Collins. For nearly seven decades, while history was in the making all around him, Norman Rockwell chronicled our changing society in the small details and nuanced scenes of ordinary people in everyday life. Rockwell’s contributions to our visual legacy, many of them now icons of American culture, have found a permanent place in our national psyche.

The exhibition features all 323 Saturday Evening Post covers created by Rockwell from before the 1920’s through the 1960’s. Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The exhibition is sponsored by the City of Fort Collins, Colorado Creative Industries, ReMax Advanced, Coloradoan, Silver Grill, EKS&H and KRFC.

About Norman Rockwell Norman Perceval Rockwell, The Saturday Evening Post’s most famous and prolific illustrator, is considered by many to be the greatest American artist of all time. He was a master storyteller via canvas and paint, and his works, capturing the triumphs and foibles of the common man, are as popular today as they were in decades past. Born in New York City on February 3, 1894, Rockwell always wanted to be an illustrator. Rockwell’s involvement with The Saturday Evening Post began in 1916. Forty-seven years later, Rockwell had published a total of 323 original covers for The Saturday Evening Post, the last in 1963.

About The Fort Collins Museum of Art

The museum is located 201 South College Ave., in the heart of Downtown Fort Collins. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Regular admission is $7.00 for adults; $5.00 for students with ID and seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 7-18. Children 6 and under and museum members are free. For more information, visit www.ftcma.org or connect with the Museum on Facebook.

The mission of the Fort Collins Museum of Art is to engage our community in cultural experiences that promote an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts. To offer our audiences the highest-quality art experiences, the Fort Collins Museum of Art presents a diverse series of exhibitions, community events, publications, and educational programs for children and adults. The Fort Collins Museum of Art seeks to enrich the cultural life of the region and advance community understanding of the power of the visual arts to foster life-long learning, social interaction, and personal inquiry.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Evergreen Fine Art: Robert Spooner: Edge of Expansion

Robert Spooner: Edge of Expansion

Evergreen Fine Art

August 1 - 29, 2015

  • Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, August 1, from 2-5pm
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Robert Spooner at Evergreen Fine Art

If there’s a constant in Robert Spooner’s artistry, it’s his steadfast refusal to be tethered by constancy.

“Originally I was known as a figurative artist,” says Spooner, whose ongoing voyage beyond the frontiers of convention will find harbor this August at Evergreen Fine Art Gallery. “But I began to see things differently, to see my work differently. I began expanding into other visual realms.”

Beginning with an Artist Reception at 2 p.m. on Aug. 1, “Edge of Expansion” will run through Aug. 29 and feature more than two dozen paintings that recount Spooner’s remarkable journey into new spheres of expression, and reveal the unexpected worlds that lie beneath the familiar.

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery
3042 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
303.679.3610
http://www.evergreenfineart.com 

 

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Mirada Fine Art: Jennyfer Stratman & Javier Lopez Barbosa

Jennyfer Stratman & Javier Lopez Barbosa: Connection

Mirada Fine Art

August 1 - 23, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 31, 2015, 6-9pm
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Mirada Fine Art seamlessly fuses two artists from vastly different cultural backgrounds and life experience in one stunning exhibit, “Connection.” Uniting the artists is their emotional and intellectual reaction to the physical world and its connection to the human psyche. Representative human figures and the roots and branches of trees frequently intertwine in the spare and eloquently simple multi-media sculpture of Jennyfer Stratman, depicting our bond to Nature. Splitting her time between studios in Australia and Arizona, Stratman brings her newest work to Colorado for this exhibit. Perfectly complementing Stratman is Javier Lopez Barbosa, whose impressive arsenal of technical ability results in gloriously bright abstract landscape paintings reflecting the vibrant culture of his Mexican heritage. Barbosa is also shown exclusively at Mirada in Colorado.  

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd., PO Box 85
Indian Hills, CO 80454
303.697.9006
Tuesday-Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
Closed Mondays
http://miradafineart.com

 

Fresh at Firehouse Arts Center

Fresh

Firehouse Arts Center

July 24 - August 29, 2015

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Linda Gleitz - "Jacquie Monroe, the Goddess of Produce"
After Jacquie Monroe of Monroe Farm

The Firehouse Arts Center's Fresh is a collaboration between local farms, artists and area chefs facilitated and curated by the Firehouse. Each farm was assigned one 2D artist, one 3D artist and a poet or writer. Artists visited local farms and created art inspired by them.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

Rubi Lebovitch at the C4FAP

Rubi Lebovitch: Home Sweet Home (Gould Gallery)

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

July 3 - August 22, 2015

  • Public Reception: August 7, from 6-9pm
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 Rubi Lebovitch

Stepping into the Home Sweet Home exhibition is like stepping through a funhouse mirror. Using straightforward images of domestic scenes, Rubi Lebovitch creates new context and meaning; often transforming these comfortable and familiar scenes into something strange and surprising. Lebovitch seeks to highlight the things at home normally hidden. The scenes he creates can be divided in to two main categories: inanimate objects and human scenarios. Both categories are characterized by mystery, vagueness and absurdity. A mixture of anxiety and humor is experienced when viewing these works, which bel ie the peacefulness and security usually associated with home.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Chris Ofili: Night and Day at the Aspen Art Museum

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

Aspen Art Museum

July 17 - November 1, 2015

  • Reception with the artist: Thursday, July 16 at 6pm
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Chris Ofili, Afronirvana, 2002 (detail) - Oil, acrylic, polyester resin, aluminum foil, glitter, map pins, and elephant dung on canvas,108 × 144 in
Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London. © Chris Ofili

Beginning Friday, July 17, 2015, the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) presents Chris Ofili: Night and Day, the Turner Prize–winning British artist’s first solo museum survey. Encompassing five galleries and all three floors of the AAM, Night and Day features over thirty major paintings and a vast number of drawings, as well as sculptures spanning Ofili’s influential career from 1992 to the present. The AAM exhibition also includes three additional, new works created since the show’s initial presentation at the New Museum, New York (October 29, 2014–February 1, 2015).

Chris Ofili: Night and Day opens at the AAM with a reception with the artist on Thursday, July 16, and will be on view through Sunday, November 1, 2015. The exhibition was curated at the New Museum by Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director; Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator; and Margot Norton, Associate Curator. It is overseen at the AAM by Heidi Zuckerman, Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director.

Chris Ofili: Night and Day has been organized by the New Museum, New York. This exhibition was made possible by Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg, Susan and Leonard Feinstein, Lietta and Dakis Joannou, Beth Swofford, David Teiger, and an anonymous donor. Special thanks to David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London. The accompanying catalogue, published by Rizzoli, is made possible by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.

Aspen Art Museum
637 East Hyman Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.8050
http://aspenartmuseum.org

 

Bright Young Things at GOCA 121

Bright Young Things

GOCA 121 (Colorado Springs)

July 10 - August 29, 2015

  • Opening Events: Friday, July 10, 5 - 9 pm
  • Performance by Tobias Fike & Matthew Harris: 7 pm
  • GOCA Late Nights After Party: 9 pm - midnight
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Caitlin Goebel, Jane, acrylic and vinyl on panel 30x30”, 2013

BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS surveys emerging artists working along the Colorado Front Range corridor. Artists working in Colorado in 2015 are diverse and this exhibit at our downtown GOCA121 site aims to reflect that reality. Works presented include collaborative performance, ceramics, photography, installation, painting and new and mixed-media. The artists in this exhibit are pushing and innovating the limits of contemporary art and practice in exciting and challenging ways. BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS will introduce you to some of the brightest (art) stars from the Front Range of Colorado.

BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS includes eight artists living and working along the Front Range of Colorado: Tobias Fike (Denver), Megan Gafford (Boulder), Caitlin Goebel (Colorado Springs), Matthew Harris (Denver), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Daisy Patton (Denver), George P. Perez (Boulder), and Kristin Stransky (Denver).

GOCA 121
Plaza of the Rockies
121 S. Tejon | Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
http://www.uccs.edu/goca/VISIT/GOCA-121.html

 

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